Illinois Tollway 2015 Map Cover Art Contest

Contest sponsored by the Illinois Tollway, Blick Art Materials and CBRE.

High school students in the 12 counties served by the Illinois Tollway are invited to submit original works of art to remind motorists of the dangers of tired, reckless drivers on Illinois roadways.

Students may choose to focus on one or more of the following themes:

  • Effects of tired driving, which include decreased reaction time, blurry vision and poor judgment that can lead to unsafe driving.
  • Stay alert. Stay alive. Recognize the signs of fatigue and know when to stop and rest.
  • This is your wake-up call: tired driving kills. Highlight the deadly consequences of driving when you're tired.

Artwork created by the grand prize winner will be featured on the cover of the Tollway's 2015 map, which is distributed at no cost to more than 125,000 customers. The grand prize winner and three runners-up will be featured in the Tollway's 2014 Annual Report. Awards include:

  • Grand prize winner: $400 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials and $200 in gift certificates from CBRE to use at oases retail shops and restaurants
  • Runners-up: $200 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials and $100 in gift certificates from CBRE
  • A certificate of appreciation for all students who participate in the contest
  • Acknowledgment of winners at the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors meeting on November 20, 2014

A Tollway committee will initially judge all contest entries to determine the 10 finalists. The top 10 entries will be featured on the Illinois Tollway's website and displayed in galleries at each of the six Tollway oases pavilions during the last two weeks of October. The public will be invited to view the artwork and cast their votes online to choose the top four entries.

The grand prize winner and three runners-up will be selected by a panel of judges, including members of the Tollway Board of Directors and representatives from CBRE.

Sponsors:

Deadlines

Students will have the month of September to complete their artwork. All students entering the contest will be recognized with a certificate of appreciation.

Entries must be postmarked by October 3, 2014.

The contest is open to high school (grades 9-12) art students. See links below for all contest-related forms:

Any Questions?

Contact Dawn Rohrback via email.